Bravo Media will jump into the scripted media ring for the third time with the greenlighting of My So Called Wife, the network said Thursday.
The one-hour series, executively produced by Adam Brooks (Definitely, Maybe) and Paul Adelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce) follows the exploits of a con-artist (Inbar Lavi) as she seduces and marries both men and women before eventually disappearing with their money. But just as she is setting up her next victim, two previous exes team to try to stop her from striking again.
My So Called Wife, which will debut in 2017, is the third Bravo scripted series following Girlfriends Guide To Divorce and Odd Mom Out. It’s also the first scripted series for Bravo produced through the new NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment unit led by Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted content.
“Filled with intrigue and drama along with Bravo’s trademark wink and humor, this series is the perfect addition to the network’s slate as we continue our drive in the scripted arena,” said Frances Berwick, President, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in a statement. “This project builds upon the larger than life characters already populating Bravo in our scripted and unscripted fare, but is a world we could never do justice in reality, without the FBI subpoenaing us.”
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